Intro Journal discussion questions: -What does it mean to protest something? -Why (in our nation’s history and today) would artists choose to write protest music? -Can you think of any protest songs/artists/issues? ***3 sentences!!*** Spinoff of folk-rock genre music. Cry out against inequality, poverty and war, support of workers, civil and human rights. Helps people realize they're not alone in feelings that are against certain injustices. Sometimes called ‘rebelling’ a certain issue/topic. Seeger Dylan Pete Seeger His parents were both musicians Pre-World War II songs Known as a musician, labor activist, environmentalist, and peace advocate Born May 3, 1919 in New York Spent time in the South during the Civil Rights marches in the 60’s – when he wrote “We Shall Overcome” Plays the banjo His work has inspired musicians today like the Dixie Chicks and Bruce Springsteen Then Big during the 40’s and early 50’s Still playing music today Quote: “Participation! It’s what all of my work has been about” Was not always popular since he took different stances on issues Earned several awards for his music Called a “saint” by Bob Dylan Now Bob Dylan Early 1960’s Known as a poet and musician Became popular during folk music genre Sang about topical issues / current events: Vietnam war (song: Blowin’ in the Wind) and nuclear bungling of Cuban Missile Crisis (song: A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall) Rebelled against power Abandoned the protest music in 1965 – adopted electrically amplified instruments and began creating rock and roll music. Then Born Robert Allen Zimmerman – May 24, 1941 – Duluth, MN Best known music/works come from the 60’s Lyrics incorporated politics, philosophy and literary influences – defied pop music and attracted other/more listeners during this time One of the most influential musicians and songwriters in American culture Now Brainstorm artists/songs/ideas that have to do with today’s protest music Ideas: ARTISTS Greenday IDEAS/ISSUES 9/11 tragedy SONGS Outkast – Bombs over Bagdad Where Have All The Flowers Gone http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1tqtvxG8O4 If I Had a Hammer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSWQfCkduu0 Turn! Turn! Turn! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ydul4B1fyJ0 Blowin’ in the Wind http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1E8t_55U2g&featur e=fvst We Shall Overcome http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S66gM3PoZL E The Times They Are A Changin’ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AH8hPRCr72 w Learn 360 video –title: Musicals, Musicians, Vietnam War, Indira Gandhi, and the Six Day War – gives background of this time period PBS – Pete Seeger and Bob Dylan videos Brainpop – 60s Folk Music – discusses Bob Dylan and Pete Seeger Radio show about Seeger: http://www.peteseeger.org/the_series/#3 http://www.songfacts.com/artist-bob_dylan.php - all about Bob Dylan’s songs and the meanings behind them Bob Dylan news article: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/fifty-years-ago-todaybob-dylan-premiered-blowin-in-the-wind-20120416 Bob Dylan bio video: http://www.biography.com/people/bobdylan-9283052 Group creation of a poem or song about some issue that concerns you today that you would like to protest.